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Sorry to hear you are in such a painful situation. I do not know the source of the lump, but I have some experience with headaches after a lower back procedure on a disk did not go well. (The radiologist missed where she was supposed to make a puncture, if that makes sense, and I ended up being allergic to the contrast dye that was injected). Maybe this will help...
I had a postural headache that took a very long time to improve, despite two blood patches to "fix" the leak. I was told my severe headache would only take 2 weeks to get better and that it was nearly impossible that a tear could cause pain longer than that.
I don't know if that's true, but my headache persisted for months until it was diagnosed at the Cleveland Clinic as "chronic daily headache". Maybe that's what you are experiencing now? The treatment for this, after all migraine medicines failed, was Botox. It paralyzes muscles that are in spasm, which is one component of headache, besides blood vessel dilation.
I know it sounds strange, but it took me a very long time and many doctors to reach a solution, and that was it. If your headache persists, I would recommend you see a neurologist that specializes in headache management; they are the ones who administer the Botox. After a few days, the injections calmed the spasms in the muscles and relieved about 90% of the pain. To be honest, I still have 10% of the pain, but life is so much better. I did not experience headaches before the back procedure, and no one has ever offered an explanation. I am curious what your doctors say is causing all of this? Have they offered you any insight?
Dilaudid and other pain drugs did not work for me long term. I hope they are offering you some relief. I did not experience any adverse side effects from the injections and so far, they have been covered by insurance.
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